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4:00am

Thu May 19, 2011
Europe

Russians Wait To Find Out Who's Running For President

Russia's President Dmitry Medvedev and his Prime Minister Vladimir Putin are sending confusing signals about which of them intends to stand as candidate in next year's presidential election. Moscow is rife with speculation over which of the two men will emerge on top.

4:00am

Thu May 19, 2011
Around the Nation

Frito-Lay Uses Time Square For PR Stunt

NPR's Neda Ulaby goes inside one massive PR stunt. Frito Lay setup in Times Square with Padma Lakshmi of Top Chef to promote the company's products as healthy and all-natural.

4:00am

Thu May 19, 2011
Business

TV Networks Offer Advertisers Plenty Of New Shows

In New York this week, TV networks are unveiling their new fall schedules to media outlets and advertisers. Renee Montagne talks to Kim Masters about some of buzz-worthy shows. Masters hosts The Business on member station KCRW, and is an editor-at-large for The Hollywood Reporter.

4:00am

Thu May 19, 2011
Business

IMF Chief Strauss-Kahn Resigns Amid Sex Charges

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the embattled managing director of the International Monetary Fund, resigned Wednesday, saying he wanted to devote "all his energy" to battle the sexual assault charges he faces in New York.

12:01am

Thu May 19, 2011
Music Interviews

Johnny Clegg: South Africa In Song

Johnny Clegg's new album, Human, is his first to be released in the U.S. in 17 years.
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Long before Paul Simon teamed up with South Africa's Ladysmith Black Mambazo, there was Johnny Clegg.

As a teenager in Johannesburg, Clegg sought out Zulu migrant workers and learned their traditional songs and dances. In the 1970s, he started a band, Juluka, which brought black and white musicians together on stage. That was illegal under Apartheid, and so the group was harassed and banned from the radio.

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